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May 27 2018


There's Nothing Noble about Science’s Nobel Prize Gender Gap

Opinion: Given the dearth of women receiving the top science prizes, it's time for the Nobel Committee to revamp how it awards great work.

Researchers introduce novel method to grow elastic diamonds

A study has unveiled that brittle diamonds can be bent and stretched elastically when made into ultrafine needles.


Lab-grown meat might not be the answer to our protein problem

test tube beef

It’ll be more efficient than the real thing, but that’s not saying much.

It’ll be more efficient than the real thing, but that’s not saying much. Here’s how lab-grown meat actually compares to available alternatives…

May 26 2018


Egypt's top court orders temporary suspension of YouTube

An Egyptian court has ordered the suspension for one month of video-sharing website, YouTube, and others sharing a video found to be insulting the Muslim Prophet Mohammed.

Peruvian scientists use DNA to trace origins of Inca emperors

Researchers in Peru believe they have traced the origins of the Incas —the largest pre-Hispanic civilization in the Americas—through the DNA of the modern-day descendants of their emperors.

Astronaut and moonwalker Alan Bean dies at 86

Former Apollo 12 astronaut and painter Alan Bean, who was the fourth person to walk on the moon and later turned his passion for space into art, has died. He was 86.

Crypto currency stunt on Everest linked to Sherpa death

A promotional stunt by an Irish tech company to bury $100,000 worth of a new cryptocurrency at Everest's summit has been linked to the death of a Sherpa guide, the company said Saturday.

New method for finding disease-susceptibility genes

A team of researchers has unveiled a novel statistical algorithm, capable of identifying potential disease genes in a more accurate and cost-effective way.
Effort to reduce methane at University of California, Davis dairy showing promise

Save hundreds of dollars on a custom computer desk—by building it yourself

final desk

A surprisingly easy step-by-step guide.

You need a workstation big enough to fit your computer, monitors, and speakers. Here's how to build your own ergonomic, customized desk that displays all your tech,…
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The Dangers of Popular Teething Remedies
Ingestible ‘bacteria on a chip’ could help diagnose disease
Turning up the heat on thermoelectrics
Phone app effectively treats mental illness, study shows
Broccoli in space: How probiotics could help grow veggies in microgravity
Epidemiologist discusses a little-known virus that could become the next global pandemic
New Technique Reveals 3-D Shape of Nanostructure’s Polariton Interaction
New Map Shows Many Old-growth Forests Remain In Europe
Why you should care about this 130-million-year-old fossil
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